The Birang Guest House or the Lovely Orange House, served as our home away from home while at Coron, Palawan on Feb 9-12, 2010. It is located near the Pier, beside IJC Oil in Barangay Tagumpay. The guest house can easily be spotted because it’s the only seafront house painted in bright orange color. I found this guest house while searching through several other blogs about Coron accommodations. The moment I saw the pictures of the place from one of the blogs, I fell in love with it. Aside from the fact that it’s nestled on a seafront area, the guest house is newly-built and well maintained by the house keepers. It was in fact my first option the first time I was travelling to Coron in October 2009. Unfortunately the guest house was fully-booked at that time so I decided to try Darayonan.
What I loved most about the guest house is the breezy homey atmosphere it gave us during our stay. Aside from the fact that the owner, Virginia Birang, gave us very competitive rates for the entire duration of our stay. It was I should say, a relief from the gruesome condition of Coron at that time – the fact that the town suffered from electricity blackouts from 6am until 5pm every single day since January 2010. I wasn’t able to suffer the effects of the blackout because of the breeze coming from the Coron Bay during the day. Every morning, I get a chance to see fishes swarming near our place. It was the kind of feeling that you could only achieve at pricey accommodations.
The guest house features several amenities such as a kitchen where you are allowed to cook your own food. What we did was we bought food from the market and let the housekeepers cook the food for us, of course with an extra charge for the cooking. It indeed saved a couple of pesos for us because of this idea. Moreover, we get to eat expensive crustaceans at an affordable price! Just see the picture below and you’d know what I meant. You’d just have to wake up early and go to the market to be able to buy the freshest catch offered at cheap prices.
The rooms, 6 in all, offer a spectacular view of the Coron Bay during the day and a magnificent blanket of stars at night. We stayed at the second floor where the breeze is cool and the views, just amazing! The housekeepers religiously clean the place from time to time so you can be assured that the entire place including the bathrooms remain clean. The inside of the guest house features warm shades of wood and kawayan colors, which complement the orange color of the house. The have a total of 3 common/shared bathrooms that have showers and water heaters. One amenity that is rare to find in Coron town. Birang Guest House was one of the accommodations that I was satisfied with staying in terms of location, rates, cleanliness and customer service. Staying in this guest house is really a value for money especially when you are travelling on a budget. I highly recommend this place for family out of town trips as well because of the fact that you could rent the entire house, if it’s available.
Birang Guest House does not have any website yet at this time. However, you may contact Virginia Birang @ 09209048280 for your inquiries and reservations.